Richland County, North Dakota
Started with FNC:
North Dakota State University BS in Agricultural Systems Management
Double minor in Agricultural Business and Agricultural Economics
Northwest Minnesota, West-central Minnesota, Eastern North Dakota, including the Red River Valley
Grew up and worked on a family farm near Glyndon, Minnesota in the Red River Valley growing a variety of crops.
"We at Agri-Products highly recommend Mr. Eric Skolness with Farmers National. We had an emergency situation that Farmers National helped us with and we would recommend Farmers National Services to anyone who needs help managing their farm." -- Kenneth Muckala, President, Good Earth Agri-Products.(Please contact Eric Skolness if you would like to visit with Mr. Muckala about FNC services.)
"Your representation on my behalf was vital in the due diligence and offer process which resulted in a favorable and timely real estate transaction. Also important was the prompt negotiation and conclusion in leasing this farmland. You are truly a professional in your work and I appreciate it greatly" - Lee Okeson
"We are absentee landlords who live hundreds of miles from our farms. It is not possible for us to look at the farms and provide proper oversight of our farming operations. Closer oversight can only be provided by a professional farm manager" - L. Morris
"Our goals for our farms are to receive a fair return on our assets and to preserve the land value for our heirs. We want a professional farm manager so that we can reach our goals with farm management that was consistent, objective, and fair for each of the four owners" - L. Morris
"FNC has a comprehensive code of ethics to which its farm managers are committed, stressing that the client landowners retain all final decisions. We have confidence in the way we are being served and feel that the services of the professional farm manager have far outweighed our costs"
“I realized my weakness in managing farmland was determining the rental rates on the farm ground. A strong point of FNC is its ability to determine a fair lease rate.
[Regarding real estate brokerage services provided by FNC]. In a recent transaction, I found some very suitable farmland in the Red River Valley that was for sale. I decided I needed assistance and contacted farm manager/real estate sales professional Eric Skolness, AFM, ALC. Eric worked on my behalf to get a successful sale taking into account land values, depreciation, etc. This resulted in me getting the best purchasing price. Due to my background, I am very proactive in my research, and Farmers National Company has the information I am looking for. Our family’s original farm ownership still exists after 126 years." -- LeeOkeson